This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government
Petition To review the regulations surrounding Mobility Scooter usage and liabilty.
Currently in the UK, there is no legal requirement to have insurance or training to own/operate a mobility scooter. There is no identification of a mobility scooter/driver if an accident is caused removing all liability. The aim is to prevent future incidents involving mobility scooters occurring.
Since 2012, there have been over 200 (reported only) accidents of mobility scooters (Source: DfT STATS19), with no legal requirement to have insurance, training or for the scooter/driver to be identifiable.
As a motorised vehicle, once an accident has occurred, the incident is investigated under the Road Traffic Act 1988.
A government (Department of transport) commissioned market study (completed in 2014 - Research Institute for Consumer Affairs) so an constant increase in the number of users.
This petition closed early because of a General Election Find out more on the Petitions Committee website